Face recognition

02.06.20
Facebook and Venmo demand Clearview AI stops scraping their data
02.06.20

Facebook and Venmo demand Clearview AI stops scraping their data

The facial recognition startup is using photos from the internet to build its database.

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02.05.20
Google tells facial recognition startup Clearview AI to stop scraping photos
02.05.20

Google tells facial recognition startup Clearview AI to stop scraping photos

The search giant sent the company a cease-and-desist letter.

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01.18.20
Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues
01.18.20

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

Clearview AI's software can find matches in billions of internet images.

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12.22.19
San Francisco loosens facial recognition ban to allow newer iPhones
12.22.19

San Francisco loosens facial recognition ban to allow newer iPhones

It illustrates the problems with blanket bans on facial recognition tech.

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12.20.19
Federal study shows face recognition accuracy varies by gender and race
12.20.19

Federal study shows face recognition accuracy varies by gender and race

It's not definitive proof of bias, but there are reasons for concern.

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12.01.19
China now requires face scans to sign up for phone service
12.01.19

China now requires face scans to sign up for phone service

It's meant to enforce rules, but it's also another blow to privacy.

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11.05.19
Facebook is testing a face detection tool to verify your identity (updated)
11.05.19

Facebook is testing a face detection tool to verify your identity (updated)

But would users be comfortable given Facebook's history of privacy issues?

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09.03.19
Facebook stops scanning faces by default
09.03.19

Facebook stops scanning faces by default

It'll also require more explicit consent.

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07.29.19
Google paid passers-by for face scans to improve the Pixel 4
07.29.19

Google paid passers-by for face scans to improve the Pixel 4

The off-the-street input was meant to improve face unlock's accuracy.

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